COVID-19 and Illness Testing
Patients with or without symptoms can walk in to any open Primary Health clinic to be tested for COVID or other illnesses. Most PCR test results are back in 48 hours or less.
Please provide insurance information if you would like us to bill your insurance company. Most insurance plans cover the cost of COVID testing and the associated visit; copays and deductibles may apply.
For patients who are uninsured, federal programs no longer cover the cost of COVID testing. We offer a discount on some services if paid in full at the time of visit. Otherwise, we accept regular monthly payments.
Self-pay rates for COVID testing:
- PCR test - $124 plus nurse or provider fee
- Abbott rapid test - $125 plus nurse or provider fee
- Antigen rapid test - $52 plus nurse or provider fee
Masks are required for patients with COVID symptoms or COVID exposure within the past 10 days. Children age 17 and younger may be seen in Pediatric Urgent Care, and are also welcome at all other Primary Health locations.
COVID-19 Rapid Tests
We offer Abbott NAAT rapid tests acceptable for most travel and other needs. Please check with your airline and travel destination to ensure this test result will be accepted. The cost is $125, due at the time of service. Rapid antigen tests are also available for use at the provider's discretion.
Download a copy of the Coronavirus Patient Handout here.
Symptoms or Exposure: When to Get Tested
People with COVID-19 symptoms should be tested regardless of their vaccination status. Testing is critical when it comes to understanding how the virus is spreading, so patients can isolate as necessary and health care providers can plan for community needs. Read more here.
- People who have known exposure to someone with suspected/confirmed COVID-19:
- Wear a mask for 10 days (even if vaccinated), and get tested on day 5 after exposure
- If symptoms develop after exposure, get tested right away and quarantine at home
- Anyone who tests negative after being exposed to COVID-19 but then develops any COVID symptoms should be tested again immediately.
Some limited treatments are available for COVID. Therapeutic options are restricted to certain age groups and within certain timeframes of symptoms, for people with certain medical conditions, and available only to those who are not on medications that could cause serious drug-drug interactions. If you are interested in treatment options, please see a urgent care provider or your primary care provider to discuss your options.
View the Patient Questionnaire that will be given to any patient seeking treatment with Paxlovid. View the FDA’s fact sheet for patients considering Paxlovid treatment.
Individuals age 6 months and older can receive a COVID vaccine at Primary Health. Patients may walk in to any clinic or make their appointment online for select locations.
Most patients who have received an updated bivalent vaccine do not need another dose at this time. Patients age 65+ may receive another bivalent dose at least 4 months after their last dose.
For more details on which vaccine you may qualify for, please ask your provider or download this guide.
If you are insured, please bring your insurance card. Learn more about COVID vaccine for children on the CDC website.
walk in to any clinic
Or Make An Appointment at Select Locations
Digital Vaccine Record
Digital vaccine records are now available for patients who received their COVID vaccine at Primary Health. Request your digital record here.
Vaccine Info Updated 4/25/23
Mask Policy Updated 4/11/23
If you have general questions about coronavirus in Idaho, please call your local health district (numbers below) or click here to learn more about coronavirus in Idaho.
Southwest District Health: 208-455-5411
Central District Health: 208-321-2222
See CDC patient instructions (English and Spanish) for patients who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or are under investigation.
See CDC caregiver instructions (English and Spanish) for people who are caring for patients diagnosed with COVID-19.